Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in PAFacility: Tier 1 Automotive Supplier in PA
Affected Operations: High volume production machining cell for steel parts
Equipment Used: Trunion type machine tool
Target Points to be met by new filtration included:
- Eliminate sedimentation build up in coolant tanks
- Achieve nominal 10 micron clarity at less than 100 ppm
- Eliminate the use of consumable media
- Reduce maintenance demand
- Reduce operating costs for filtration
Flow Pro designed a three-stage filtration system to provide 30 micron coolant clarity on a three shift operation. Heavy emphasis was placed on designing a system that would require minimal maintenance demands.
The first stage is the removal of stringy chips via a Magnetic Conveyor. After the Magnetic Conveyor, coolant is then directed to a Magnetic Filter for removal of chips and fines to a 20 to 30 micron nominal filtration level. The third stage consists of a duplex bag filter to provide final polishing of the coolant prior to pumping back to production machinery.
Costs to operate the system average $.07 per day.